Dental Crowns – Edison, NJ
Restorative Solutions to Damaged and Missing Teeth
Whether you need to restore a tooth after it has suffered from tooth decay or physical trauma, dental crowns offer one of the most comprehensive solutions out there. Dr. Shah and his team take the time to listen to your dental concerns directly, create a detailed treatment plan, and ensure that your next crown fits perfectly and looks like a natural part of your smile. If you or someone you know has chipped, cracked, fractured or otherwise compromised teeth, don’t hesitate to call the dental office directly to schedule an appointment for dental crowns in Edison, NJ!
Why Choose Signature Smiles at Edison for Dental Crowns?
- Advanced Cone Beam Scanning Technology Available
- Uses Tooth-Colored Materials, Completely Metal-Free
- Kind and Experienced Dentist and Team
What are Dental Crowns?
Dental crowns are small restorations designed to cover damaged teeth. Traditionally, they are made from metal alloys, usually referred to as amalgam mercury. While metal alloys like mercury, nickel, copper, silver and other options are strong, they often come with caveats that negatively affect the longevity of the crown and the underlying tooth. Instead, our dental office uses EMAX, Zirconia, and Bruxzir, which are forms of ceramic that work to both protect teeth and ensure a natural appearance.
Do I Need a Dental Crown?
There are many instances where a crown may be needed to restore your oral health and protect your teeth from future damage. For example, if you have long-term tooth decay that has broken down enamel and left the inner areas exposed, we will likely need to place a crown. Furthermore, if you break a tooth, a crown will stop future fracture and prevent an oral infection from developing. Need to replace a tooth via a dental bridge? Crowns are used to build that bridge and fill the gap in your smile. We also customize crowns to fit over dental implants and create dentures.
How Does Treatment Work?
After performing a detailed examination of your mouth and removing any potential decay that’s present, we’ll ask you to bite down onto impression material in order to capture a detailed mold of your current tooth. This impression will be used to fabricate your future permanent crown. Until then, we’ll provide you with a temporary crown so the tooth is protected. After about two weeks, you’ll come back to our dental office to have the temporary crown replaced with a permanent version.
How Do I Care for My Dental Crown?
One of the perks of having a dental crown is knowing that it cannot develop decay because it is made from inorganic material. However, the natural tooth underneath it still can, which is why it’s important to pay close attention to that area during routine brushing and flossing. Outside of consistent oral hygiene and regular checkups and cleanings at our dental office, there is no special care necessary for your new dental crown. Your crown should last between 10 and 15 years with regular maintenance.